Synopses & Reviews
The Blakely family, despite the tragedy that separated them, must band together to save their historical plantation, which has been in the family for generations and is the only thing that holds them all together, from being sold to developers. Reprint.
Mama June and Preston Blakely's lifelong dream has been to hold on to the 100 acres of land left from the family's plantation. But when the new tax bill arrives, it looks as though they might have to sell. As the family struggles to keep the land and remain united, the Blakelys come to realize that their bond as a family is all they need to stay together.
About the Author
Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times
bestselling author of thirteen novels, including The Butterfly’s Daughter, The Beach House, Time is a River,
and Last Light over Carolina
She found her true calling in environmental fiction when she moved to coastal South Carolina. Already a successful author, she was captivated by the beauty and fragility of her new home. Her experiences living in the midst of a habitat that was quickly changing gave her a strong and important focus for her books. Her latest novel, The Butterfly’s Daughter (May 2011), is set against the phenomenal migration of the endangered monarch butterfly. She has also explored the problems of endangered sea turtles (The Beach House, Swimming Lessons, and her first children’s book, Turtle Summer), raptors (Skyward), the indigenous grass and endangered coastal ecosystem of South Carolina (Sweetgrass